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£700 m to support the NHS, ‘as public urged to do their bit’

Hospitals across England will benefit from £700 m overall to expand wards, install modular theatres, and upgrade outpatient spaces and MRI and screening technology, to help reduce waiting lists, the Department of Health & Social Care has announced.

Remote designed and built data centre installed at Norwich site

Secure I.T. Environments, a UK design and build specialist for modular, containerised, and micro data centres, has handed over its latest ModCel containerised data centre to Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).

Former Finance director takes over as MAT MD

Barry McCurdy (pictured right), formerly Finance director at Medical Air Technology, has taken over as managing director from Steve Stott (left), who has decided to ‘step back a little’ after 13 years at the helm, and becomes chairman.

Endoscopy facility project win for MTX follows earlier success

MTX, which previously delivered an A&E extension and additional office space at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, has won a further contract from Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust to build it a new endoscopy unit.

Bespoke lighting for expanded Chelsea & Westminster facilities

Zumtobel Group, with its lighting brands, Zumtobel, Thorn, and acdc Lighting, has organised and supplied the concept and design, and supplied the lighting and controls for, a new Critical Care Unit (CCU) at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Campaign launched to ‘tackle injustices’ in construction industry

A new campaign to tackle work-related rights within the construction industry is launched this month (November), as experts say they fear ‘workers’ rights are being dismissed’.

Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 awarded for radical hospital concept

The £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 has been awarded to Ab Rogers Design and its ‘Living Systems’ submission at a gala dinner in London.

Flat roofing upgrade includes solar panel installation

As part of an ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon emissions, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has upgraded the flat roofing over its original Community Hospital buildings with insulation and photovoltaic panels.

New hospitals for Leeds ‘set for a sustainable future’

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says it has set an ambition ‘to meet new standards for greener and more sustainable hospitals in the UK’, as part of its ‘Hospitals of the Future’, which will see the two new ‘state-of-the-art’ hospitals built.

NG Bailey again supporting Clydebank facility’s expansion

NG Bailey’s Engineering division has secured a second contract to support the ongoing expansion of NHS Golden Jubilee in Clydebank in Scotland.

MBH Corporation set to acquire Approved Air

MBH Corporation, a ‘diversified investment holding company’, has agreed terms for the acquisition of Somerset-based Approved Air, which provides validation/verification testing of medical facilities to ensure HTM compliance.

Fully serviced lease option ‘removes expansion barriers’

MTX, the Modern Methods of Construction building specialist, describes its new FLEX Full-Service Lease Extensions service as ‘a rapid solution to increase clinical capacity which is both flexible and accessible’.

Key healthcare appointment for ‘digital transformation specialist’

Agilisys, the ‘digital transformation’ specialist for the public sector, has announced the appointment of Claire Darbyshire as head of its Social Care and Health Technology Practice.

Leeds Trust the UK’s first to officially be ‘Carbon Literate’

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says it has become the UK's first NHS hospital Trust to officially become’ Carbon Literate’, allowing it ‘to take an important step towards its goal of becoming one of the UK’s greenest NHS Trusts’.

Mobile cancer treatment unit with extendable sides

A mobile cancer care unit which can be extended hydraulically from its sides to create two consultation rooms has been launched and is being used to provide treatment to patients in the West Yorkshire.

Bacteria eliminated via ‘pioneering’ door handle

A Glasgow-based company is producing a ‘pioneering’ hygienic door handle which it says ‘eliminates bugs within seconds, reducing the cross-transmission of infectious bacteria and viruses’.

Engineering regulator updates industry-wide risk guidance

The Engineering Council, the regulatory body for the engineering profession in the UK, has issued updated Guidance on Risk for the engineering profession, which it says it is suitable for engineering professionals ‘at all career stages'.

'Setting a new standard' for healthcare ventilation

Independent air movement specialist, Gilberts Blackpool, has published research into the most ‘effective, healthy way’ to ventilate in operating theatres.

Budget Speech confirms rise in healthcare resource spending

In an Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 speech to Parliament today (Wednesday 27 October), Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, noted that investment was growing, public services were improving, public finances were ‘stabilising’, and wages were rising.

Helping Trusts implement their decarbonisation plans

A partnership to help NHS Trusts develop and implement their decarbonisation strategies has been launched, as senior NHS leaders say that decarbonising the NHS estate is ‘fundamentally not complex’, but that more data and greater guidance are needed.

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